Mrs Lucy M Wilks – Penpellenny
To the general regret of all those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance for many years, Mrs Lucy M Wilks, widow of the late William Wilks passed away after only a days illness at Hawthorn Cottage Penpellenny Sunday last.
Well known in the life of the district her sudden demise caused quite a shock to the residents amongst whom she will be sadly missed.
Having continued the business of her husband in the building trade since his death, Mrs Wilks was a popular figure and was seen to be carrying out her daily rounds in her familiar pony and trap.
She was a capable business woman, beloved by her employees and was of an amiable and loving disposition.
She will be missed at Goytre Parish Church where she was a faithful and loyal member.
The funeral which took place at Goytrey on Wednesday was largely attended bearing testimony to the high esteem in which the deceased had been held throughout the neighbourhood.
The officiating minister was the Rev. H O P Belcher M.A. Rector, the coffin of plain elm bore the inscription “Lucy Maria Wilks died Jan 10th 1926 aged 64 years.”
Six employees acted as bearers and among the principal mourners were Miss Robbins (niece) Messrs Philip and Joshua Robbins (brothers); Miss R Wilks (niece); Mrs Merrick (sister-in-law); MrW Jackson, (manager); together with several nephews and nieces.
The coffin was covered with a large number of floral tributes.
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